Removing thorns and splinters

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  • It is quite easy to remove a thorn or splinter with a good pair of tweezers.
  • But if the whole thorn or splinter is buried under the skin, you should not try to remove it. Never dig around in the Wound with a needle or tweezers. Let the adult decide what to do.
  • When you have pulled out the splinter or thorn with the tweezers, wash the wound with ordinary soap and water. Never apply ointments or antiseptics.
  • A clean dressing such as an adhesive plaster, should be used to cover the wound.